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Ask Travis: A Master Replicas Photo Puppet Q&A Thread

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by ElecMayhem, Jan 30, 2008.

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  1. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Terry, dont you mean Reevz1977? who mentioned the cloning.Kevin was the prior post that Reevz1977 added on to.
  2. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    No, no, no. Terry was very smart. He knew that whilst I was perfecting my dance moves from High School Musical, Kevin slipped right past me, went up to my computer and typed that message. I would NEVER even suggest such action:shifty: Well spotted Terry;)
  3. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member

    I just want to know why MR would not let Terry start working on the next photo puppet while they are looking for a new factory. To me, it would make more sence if we had the other one ready while they are making Fozzie. I don't know why we bother saying what we would like to see be made after Fozzie....we might be lucky if we can get one more photo puppet out before the license is over. :sympathy:
  4. Kevin Knight

    Kevin Knight New Member

    That is definetely a question for the clones, The real Terry, and definetely should be a bold question for Trav-Daddy.

    I could speculate that in the time that it takes finding a factory, and negotiations, that the price MR would have to pay to a factory for such a daunting, and huge product could reflect on the end MSRP, therefore money being wrapped in that first.

    We however, cannot speculate, and I would never disrespect Terry in asking (in a public forum) how much he's paid to make each photo proto. I have complete faith that Fozzie WILL be made. But no gaurantee has ever been made on any after. Just based on facts and my assumptions.

    Any one care to offer any other. Terry?

    Kevin
  5. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I would say that MR are showing financial restraint.Things are tough for Popco, they had to sell off their Corgi diecast.So I would say they are waiting it out till things are more rosie.
  6. Blinky_Fish

    Blinky_Fish Member

    Must be SLACKER season

    Um, well - It's almost September - No Leaks yet, any info on the Stuff yet?


    Better hurry up before the Tax incentive is really spent:rolleyes:
  7. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    time To Break The Silence Travis!
  8. Kevin Knight

    Kevin Knight New Member

    A little something new.

    Guys I just wanted to enlighten you as to the small bit o news we recieved over at MR from Tom.



    I asked if that schedule was set in stone, even if things change with finding a factory. We haven't gotten an answer on that yet. But patience is a virtue. Fozzie will be a big S-O-B. My fear is just the same that factory issues have wasted a year of MR's license time. I take it contracts with factory's are per product, not years?

    BTW with Animal, I found that eye issues like the separation and pupil size are REALLY solved with cool sunglasses. He looks awesom. I also lightly sprayed water on the sides of Animals head and let the feathers dry on their own. It really settled down. NICE.
  9. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo New Member

    That does not sound too good kevin, I think we will get Fozzie next X Mas which does not give MR much time to make many more replicas, I can see the line stopping at Piggy 9if they get there).
    Thanks for passing on the news,
  10. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the update Kev, I've never known anyone ignore their own thread as much as Travis - though chances are he's pretty busy playing daddy. I just wish he'd remember his MC babies:sympathy:

    Anyhoot, does anyone else feel that late next year for our next poser is a tad too long to wait? MR's sporadic releases for these posers seems remarkably strange even with the factory issues - there seems to be little in the way of a contingency plan. That just my thoughts:confused:
  11. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie New Member

    I have a friend who's seen a tentative release schedule for all of 2009 and Fozzie is not on it.

    It all hinges on a factory. If there's no factory, there's no Fozzie.

    :p
  12. mickeymouse18

    mickeymouse18 New Member

    I'm really getting worried now :( I hope they have chance at least to make fozzie, then rizzo and someone from the electric mayhem (or all but maybe pushing it!) then at least they all have a connection; kemit and fozzie, rizzo and gonzo, animal and the electric mayhem.

    just wondering, could they extend the licence past the five years? How long did they have star wars?
  13. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I think the Muppet photo puppets wont go beyond the current 3.They may say that they still plan to make Fozzie, but all the signs point otherwise.With China leading in World factories and MR cant find a suitable factory,time is running out, and they arent going forward with a Miss Piggy prototype-the writing is on the wall.R.I.P.:(
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Why would time be running out? MR holds the Muppet poser license for quite a while and they've spent a lot of money in developing the model. I believe Fozzie will eventually come out, but beyond that is anyone's guess. :o
  15. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    The license expires at the end of 2010.considering that Fozzie doesnt look like he will come out next year, that only leaves 12 months left.MR dont appear to be active because they could be getting Terry to work on the Miss Piggy prototype.Lots of money has been spent but if the line isnt that successful, then they have to decide whether it is worth the risk of spending more money or pulling out.
  16. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    That's 27.5 months that MR has to find a factory to make Fozzie and get him to market. The sky is not falling. At least not for a long while. Over two seasons of television programs will be shot, aired and have DVD sets resting on store shelves during that time. Major motion pictures are created released and have sequels in post production in that span of time - not to mention the new Fraggle Rock film, the new Muppet movie and several Muppet television specials will be among the projects that will have begun and released in that amount of time. :o

    All of this to say - if there's a market for a quality Fozzie (and possibly Piggy) MR will gladly get them to us. ;)
  17. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    why that may seem a long time and lots of things can be done in that time, it is only a bit over 2 years left, and you have to take into consideration that these photo puppets take a long time to make.Gonzo took a year and a half from announcement to release and that was while the factory was working on him.There is no factory work even on Fozzie yet.As much as I would love Fozzie to be made,MR dont seem to have the drive to make any more.Time will tell.:wisdom:
  18. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I understand how the business works. Actually most of the work has been done on Fozzie and there are plenty of factories out there. Right now it really is about weighing quality and price. It's just a weird sort of product.

    Just because we're not privy to everything happening with the production of this product is no reason to claim the sky is falling on a Fozzie poser. I see no reason for the pessimism with so little actual information to go on. The fact that we got the other three even through all their individual problems is a testament to Master Replicas. Kermit took a long while to finally launch, then there was a huge wait between him and Animal (for various reasons) and then Gonzo came out a few weeks later. The only thing predictable about the Muppet collectibles market is that it is unpredictable. MR has enough Muppety goodness on the market right now. There really is no rush except for us fans. I wanmeafozzie!

    I know Travis would very much like to get this product to market! Not only is he in charge of the Muppet products, he’s a huge fan and a long time Muppet Central family member. I would like to hear a "Mupdate" from him on this product. :sing:
  19. mickeymouse18

    mickeymouse18 New Member

    Is there any chance that master replicas could extend the contract? I hope so! For me the priority needs to be that the posers made are connected if you get me, so if they do stop being made they aren't random. So atm priority should be kermit and fozzie, gonzo and rizzo, animal and the electric mayhem. Then I hope others can be made, piggy, rowlf, bunsen and beaker, statler and waldorf :)
  20. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member



    Me too! :)


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